Jupiter’s clouds have always fascinated many of us like nature’s massive lava lamp. This image from NASA is one of the most captivating yet of the incredible sight on the largest planet. The photos seems to confirm that indeed paisleys are back and part of a galactic trend.
Previously NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a dolphin-shaped cloud that seems to be swimming through its atmosphere in the Southern hemisphere. One can only dream of a Jupiter that turns out to be a habitat for space dolphins . . .
The planet’s atmosphere is composed of molecular hydrogen and helium and there is no lower boundary as it merges with the liquid interior of the planet. The winds are amazing and reach 384 miles per hour in the famed Red Spot of the planet (that is compared to the max of 200 miles per hour of a category five hurricane on our planet).